Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-949
The sandy wind blew over the desolate desert as a howling sound lingered
in the sky. The wind carried a wave of sand as it flew into the distance.
Some black spots gradually appeared at the end of the road. A moment
later, the black dots approached. It was actually a convoy. There was
nearly a hundred guards with stern faces guarding the convoy. Numerous
cautious gazes swept around them. Their hands were also tightly holding
the weapons on their backs.
The location of this part of the desert was already approaching the
external part of the northern Central Plains region. Hence, one would
occasionally see one or two figures. However, they were extremely sparse
and they disappeared within the blink of an eye. The entire road rang
only with the sound of horse hooves and the eagle cries that were
transmitted from the sky.
Xiao Yan was leaning on the window within a bumpy carriage. His gaze
looked over the stern looking guards from the Han clan. The atmosphere
today was different from the usual relaxed feeling. Even Gui Tou and the
few others who were basically joking around everyday had also shut their
mouths. Their hands, which were holding onto their weapons, tightened and
relaxed repeatedly, revealing the anxiety in their hearts.
“Looks like the whatever demon snake Xia Mang has quite a fierce
reputation here. He is actually able to cause these people to be so
anxious…” Xiao Yan softly muttered after absorbing the expressions of
those around into his eyes.
Xiao Yan mused for a moment before shaking his head. After which, he sat
cross-legged in the carriage, shut his eye, and recuperated…
The bumpiness within the carriage continued for around two hours or so
before it suddenly came to a stop. At this moment, Xiao Yan, within the
carriage, had suddenly opened his eyes. His gaze passed through the gap
of the window and was coincidentally able to see a steep mountain peak
not far away. In the middle of the mountain peak was a crack that
appeared to have been cleaved apart. The crack was around a couple of
dozen feet in size, appearing like a gorge.
When the carriage came to a stop, Xiao Yan’s Spiritual Perception
acutely sensed that everyone’s heart beats had become a little faster.
It seemed that this should be the so-called ‘Ten Thousand Snake
“Everyone, be careful, we are entering the area of the Ten Thousand
Gorge. Gui Tou, lead some people to scatter some snake repellent powder
along the way. The snakes in it are the eyes of Xia Mang. As long as they
are not disturbed, we should be able to smoothly pass through.
Additionally, even if we we are discovered, do not attack without orders.
Those who disobey will be punished according to the clan rules!” Han
Chong’s stern cry suddenly sounded from outside the carriage while Xiao
Yan was deep in thought.
A response followed after Han Chong’s cry sounded.
Han Chong’s expression was solemn as he nodded. He immediately waved
his hand and commanded with a deep voice.
The convoy began to move once again upon Han Chong’s orders. After
which, it slowly advanced toward the steep mountain range…
“Brother Xiao Yan, if anything is to happen later, I would like to
request something of you. Try your best to bring xiao-jie away.” A low
voice suddenly sounded from outside while Xiao Yan was leaning against
the carriage window. He was involuntarily startled. With a turn of his
head, he saw that the person was Han Chong.
“Nothing should happen. That Xia Mang merely wants a toll fee. Won’t
everything be settled if you were to give him the fee at that time?”
Xiao Yan asked.
“If xiao-jie is not around, it is likely that we can settle it by just
paying some money. However… ugh, that bastard snake is not only greedy,
but it is also like a beast in rut when it meets a beautiful woman.
Hence, if any accident happens at that time… there is still quite a
great distance to Tian Bei City from here. Even the Han clan would have
difficulty posing much of a threat to it.” Han Chong looked at the
front carriage which was emitting a serene fragrance, sighed, and
Xiao Yan only came to a sudden understanding upon hearing this. They were
actually worried about her. No wonder the group appeared as though they
were about to meet a great enemy.
“Big brother Han, you can rest assured that nothing will happen to
everyone.” Xiao Yan smiled as he replied.
Han Chong merely treated Xiao Yan’s words as a form of consolation. He
let out a bitter laugh as he mocked himself. He clearly understood that
Xiao Yan was currently a seriously injured person, yet he still
inexplicably came and told him this. If anything were to happen at that
time, it was likely that Xiao Yan would not even have the ability to
protect himself. How would he help the young miss?
Han Chong sighed. When he saw the carriages gradually enter the gorge, he
could only helplessly shake his head. After which, he rode his horse and
swiftly galloped forward before beginning to closely examine the sides
for any activity.
At this moment, the convoy was still entering the Ten Thousand Snake
Gorge. Due to them being afraid to disturb anything, their carriages were
all covered by clothes. The mouths of the black-horned bull pulling the
truck was also blocked. The group was sneaking into the gorge in this
All the guards of the Han clan on both sides of the carriage had already
drawn their weapons. Their other hand were holding a white-colored powder
they repeatedly scattered on both sides of the road.
The convoy did not meet with anything amid this anxious atmosphere.
Around ten plus minutes later, they passed through the middle part of the
gorge. From hede, they could vaguely see the exit of the gorge in the
distance. Almost everyone quietly sighed in relief in their hearts when
they saw this.
While everyone had relaxed, Xiao Yan within the carriage slowly opened
his eyes. He immediately sighed softly. They were indeed unable to hide
The sigh had just sounded when the entire gorge instantly shook.
Immediately, the trees on both sides of the gorge swiftly collapsed,
revealing some enormous snakes.
“Dammit, we have been discovered. Increase our speed. Go!”
Han Chong cried out furiously. His expression became much uglier when he
saw this scene.
At this moment, there was no need for him to cry out. The experienced Han
clan’s guards had already went all out to urge the black-horned bull
forward. After which, the convoy rumbled and sped up, trying its best to
charge out of the gorge.
When the convoy was still around less than a hundred meters from the
gorge’s exit, numerous enormous figures suddenly rushed over from both
sides of the gorge. Finally, they sealed off the entire road. Their
savage, enormous mouths were emitting snake tongues that contained a
stench with a ‘chi chi’ sound. Dark, cold snake eyes locked onto
everyone in the convoy.
Han Chong’s heart immediately sunk upon seeing the countless number of
enormous snakes blocking their paths. Although these enormous snakes were
only rank 3 Magical Beasts, their bodies were extremely large. With just
a couple of dozens of them, they were able to block the entire road until
there was not the slightest gap left.
Waves of rustling sounds were transmitted from the surrounding bushes
after the road was blocked. Immediately, countless large and small,
various colored poison snakes came out in a densely packed manner.
Finally, they surrounded the entire convoy.
“Tsk tsk, a group of fools is actually thinking of slipping past this
great old Xia?”
A strange laugh suddenly sounded from the sky after the encircling took
shape. Immediately, a black-green figure swiftly flew down from the top
of the gorge. Within a breath’s time, he appeared in the sky above the
The figure that had just appeared in the sky above the convoy was quite
strange. His human body and limbs were covered with densely packed
black-green scales. The spot where his head was supposed to be located
had a savage looking snake head. Its tiny eyes contained a dark coldness
and ruthlessness as they stared at the people below.
Additionally, on the back of this half-human half-snake demon was a pair
of black-green Dou Qi wings, that carried a strong wild that swept
through the gorge as they flapped.
The expression of Han Chong’s group immediately turned pale-white when
they saw the black-green figure that had appeared. Their voices trembled
“Demon snake… Xia Mang…”
Xia Mang looked down at the convoy from above. He suddenly laughed as he
casually said, “All of you should know the rules of this grandpa, no?”
Han Chong’s face trembled a little. He immediately walked out of the
convoy, took out a crystal card and respectfully said, “Of course we
know about it. Commander Xia Mang, we are the convoy from the Han clan in
Tian Bei City. This is a small gift that I hope commander sir will
Xia Mang extended his hand. A suction force unceremoniously pulled the
crystal card in Han Chong’s hand. He glanced at it before parting his
mouth and laughing, “Not bad. Looks like all of you still have some
Han Chong’s face rejoiced slightly upon hearing this. He carefully
said, “In that case, can commander sir allow our convoy to past?”
“This is only natural…” Xia Mang smiled strangely. His snake tongue
licked the corner of his mouth before his finger suddenly pointed at the
carriage where Han Xue was located. He smiled lewdly and said,
“However, leave her behind first!”
The expressions of everyone in the convoy suddenly changed. Quite a
number of people quietly tightened their grip on their weapons. Han Chong
also gently inhaled a breath and respectfully questioned, “What does
commander sir mean?”
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“Hee hee, little girl, there is no need to hide. This grandpa has
already sniffed the kind of fragrance on a woman’s body from a great
distance away. Moreover, this grandpa also knows that this time around I
have met an exquisite one… hence, you should come out.” Xia Mang
ignored Han Chong and laughed strangely at the carriage his gaze had
Xia Mang’s voice had just sounded when the roof of the carriage burst
apart. A human figure flashed up before standing on the roof of the
carriage. An ice-cold gaze glared at Xia Mang in the sky.
A red glow immediately erupted in Xia Mang’s eyes when he saw Han
Xue’s face. He immediately laughed to the sky, “It is really as this
grandpa had expected. The reward this time around is really rich. It has
been a long time since I have met such exquisite stuff…”
Han Xue’s face was ice-cold. A killing intent flashed through her
pretty eyes. She clenched her delicate hand and a longsword appeared. She
flapped the Dou Qi wings on her back as she suddenly shot toward Xia Mang.
“Hee hee, little girl, how can this Dou Wang strength of yours escape
from the palms of this grandpa?” Xia Mang laughed out loud when he saw
Han Xue charge over. He widened his mouth and a jade-green Dou Qi pillar
shot out. Finally, it smashed into her longsword in a lightning-like
manner. The longsword was shattered and Han Xue’s figure was also
forced back. A paleness surfaced on her sleek red face. The gap between a
Dou Wang and a Dou Huang was too great.
“Commander Xia, we are people from the Han clan in Tian Bei City. If
you attack us, the head of the Han clan and the Elders will definitely
not let you off!” Han Chong immediately cried out furiously when he saw
Han Xue suffer a setback.
“Tsk tsk, Han clan huh? Although there’s the presence of those old
fellows, but what can they do to me? I can always flee if I can’t
defeat them. Moreover, as long as I leave all of you here, who would know
that I attacked the people from the Han clan?” Xia Mang laughed in a
strange manner. After which, his mouth emitted an unusual hissing sound.
When this hissing sound was emitted, cold glows flashed in the eyes of
the countless number of poisonous snakes on both sides of the gorge.
Immediately, they shot toward the convoy like arrows. The extremely
packed scene looked as though it was raining poisonous snakes, appearing
The faces of almost everyone revealed despair when they were faced with
such a frightening number of poisonous snake attacks. They held their
weapons tightly and prepared to fight to their deaths.
Bang! Bang! Bang!
The poisonous snakes from all directions seemed to be attempting to cover
the sky. However, when they were less than ten feet from the convoy,
their bodies suddenly stiffened. Immediately, they emitted a crackling
sound as they transformed into clusters of fireballs. Within a short
instant, they turned into a pile of ashes that scattered from the sky.
Looking at this sudden unexpected change, everyone present, including Han
Chong’s group, Han Xue, and Xia Mang were all stunned.
“This… this is?”